Career and Technical Center

Construction Occupations
Engineering, Manufacturing, & Technology
(One Year Program)
*Strongly Recommended: Passing score on BST Math and Reading.
*Students may need to provide their own transportation to the construction site.
Program Description

The Construction Occupations program will introduce students to residential construction and is a stepping stone for one of the nation's largest industries with a variety of occupations for career exploration. Side-by-side with instructors and contractors from various trades, students will build a house on-site.
Students will be exposed to the permitting processing, inspections, print reading, math and how it relates to residential home building, IRC code book, job site safety, lot survey, excavation/backfill, footings/foundation, wood building materials, windows and exterior doors, exterior finish products, finish carpentry, drywall, electrical, plumbing, heating/cooling, and landscaping.
Career-Related Skills
  • Carpentry
  • Electrical
  • Heating/air conditioning
  • Plumbing
  • Drywall and Painting
  • Flooring
  • Interior/exterior finish
  • Concrete
  • Landscaping
  • Blueprint reading
  • ...and more!
Career Outlook

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 6,910 new Carpenters to meet market demand between 2012-2022. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

  • Carpenters: $11.90-$29.40
  • Electricians: $16.30-35.40
  • Flooring: $12.10-$29.30
  • Roofers: $11.00-$28.60
  • Plumbing: $11.20-$34.60
  • Painters: $11.80-$27.20
  • Brick and Stonemason: $15.10-$34.30
  • General Construction: $10.00-$26.90
  • Architects: $18.40-$42.60
  • Heating & Cooling: $12.30-$27.40
College credit may be earned in some programs with an A or B grade in a program course and enrollment in a partnering college. For registration information, contact your high school counselor.